about two months ago, I started having stomach issues. Low appetite, when I ate I could only eat a few bites, pain on both sides of my abdomen. Then I woke up one day feeling really terrible with nausea and diarrhea. On my way to work in the car, it suddenly felt like someone was squeezing my chest and stomach. My limbs felt tingling like they were going numb and even my mouth felt funny. Thankfully I have co-workers who care so they took me to the ER where they gave me a blood test, chest x-ray and EKG. Everything came out normal and I was diagnosed with GERD.
about a month or so later, still dealing with GERD and medications that may or may not work, I went out food shopping with my father and felt the same symptoms. I was in the middle of downtown and didn't want to deal with any ER in that area, so I tried to relax, drink some water and let it pass. However, on the way home it happened again. I thought I was going to throw up so I forced my dad to pull over. The symptoms got worse to the point where I couldn't move my left arm, my stomach felt like it had a boulder in it and every nerve from head to toe was vibrating and on fire. I thought I was going to pass out so I laid down on the ground and begged for an ambulance. After a four and a half hour wait, they finally checked me out, gave me an IV and did some blood work. Again everything was normal, they said it was gastritis and an anxiety attack. I had never experienced anything like it before two months ago and naturally was surprised.
Unfortunately, I still get them in the car sometimes if it's hot and I'm not feeling well. Only I just talk myself through it because I really don't want to go back to the ER. I'm sure this has something to do with my GERD and gastritis. You're not crazy, but maybe try some alternative methods instead of always taking pills.
Hope you get better.